WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF BEEKEEPING IN
Beekeeping Equipment and Goods Manufactured in Africa for the World
Cape Town - South Africa
Tel.: +27 (0) 21 511 4567- Fax: +27 (0) 21 511 9962
Beekeepers and entrepreneurs Jenny and Dominique Marchand, have developed many retail and wholesale aspects of beekeeping . This venture has given birth to abundantly adaptable franchise opportunities which will fulfill the needs of interested entrepreneurs in any part of the world. We invite you to enjoy the adventure with us.
Protective Beekeeping Clothing
Veils: Without Hat - Veil and Hat in one - Bee vest: all-in-one protection (Adult / Child Size)
Gloves: Cotton - Nylon - P.V.C. - Leather
Overalls: Adult sizes - (Coverall) / Children's sizes
Boots: Rubber / Overshoes
Smokers: Galvanized with or without protective cage - Stainless Steel - Aluminium
Hive Tools: S.A. made High Tensile - American Type - Spring Lever
Honey Room Equipment (Made in Polyethylene & Stainless Steel)
Uncapping: Frame holders - Trays - - Machines - Forks / Cold & Electric Knives
Honey Extractors: Manual (2 Frames or 12 Frames) - Electronic (12 Frames or 24 Frames)
Wooden Hive (Langstroth): Modern Aluminium Profile Corners - 10 Frame Hives - 5 Frame Nucleus Hives
Frames: Brood Size - Super Size
Metal Hive Parts: Galvanized Entrance - Spacers for 9 Frames - Metal Side Bars for Frames - Metal Reinforcing for Hive Rebates - Galvanized Frame Rest Strips
Nails: 64mm 32mm 21mm 13mm electroplated
Beeswax Foundation Sheets: Embossed with African Bee Cell Size (1050 Dm²) - Brood Size Foundation - Super Size Foundation
Entertainment while you Learn
littlest angel is the bee who works to make the fruit for me
With nectar from the flowers you see she'll make some honey for my tea" J.M..
Honeybee Educational Outing welcomes groups of school children, tourists and other interested groups. Visitors learn the place of the honeybee in nature and how bees affect the environment and our everyday lives. in an amusing and entertaining programme.
Honeybee Educational Outing is a fun way of helping school teachers back up their lessons on bees. At the same time it is an outing that creates memorable experiences for visitors of all ages.The outing is a starting point for discovering that we have valuable friends in the insect world and participants learn the secrets of the bee's success as social insects. Puppet theatre, story telling and role playing brings the story of the honeybee to life.
A video shows how to catch a swarm of bees and hive it
Puppets tell a fun story and teach about life inside a beehive.
Activity rooms offer creative playtime including dressing up
Inspect live honeybees through the glass of an observation hive and see how they go about their various duties.
Honey tasting - learn that bees make different kinds of honey from different kinds of plants.
Discovery room - gives you inside information
Teacher's receive a follow up package of age appropriate material for their classes.
The programme takes from one to one and a half hours
BOOK / VIDEO
The latest practical book of beekeeping for South African conditions. To be published in November 2000:
Black and white illustrations
Written by J. & D. Marchand with an original and practical approach to the subject. The book is useful for all, from beginner and hobby beekeepers to commercial operators with a section on rural development in South Africa.
Video - 20 minutes VHS/PAL - "Beekeeping is a Honey of a Hobby"
A visual and practical approach to beekeeping produced by J & D Marchand
The video shows how to catch and hive swarms of bees caught under various conditions. How to assemble a beehive, and how to wire and wax the frames. Transferring a bee colony from one hive to another is shown as well as the honey extraction process.
APITHERAPY / API-COSMETICS
A range of hair, skin care and apitherapy products based on the natural beneficial properties of honey, beeswax, royal jelly, propolis and bee collected pollen.
Honey and beeswax soap
Honey hair conditioner
Honey and beeswax hand and body lotion
Beeswax lipstick with sun protection factor
Night and day face cream with royal jelly.
Propolis heel and foot balm
Royal jelly and creamed honey tonic
Pollen and creamed honey tonic
Super Pollen capsules
Propolis & honey throat lozenges
MEAD. HONEY LIQUEUR. HONEY BEER
Mead, the legendary drink made from honey is one of the earliest alcholic drinks made by mankind. The Bushman people of Southern Africa are known to have enjoyed mead traditionally fermented with specially chosen herbs and roots. Mead and its varients (hydromel and metheglin) were appreciated and highly prized during the times of the Egyptian, Greek, Roman and other great ancient empires.
For the past ten years Dominique Marchand, of Honeybee Foundation & Products. has produced a fine dry and off-dry mead with an alcohol content of 11.5%. Made from the best quality South African honey the mead is oak matured. This beverage is also known to some as "med" or "honey wine". The mead Dominique produces is Kosher, and it is at it's best when chilled.
Our Honey Liqueur is a sweet, aromatic cocktail or after-dinner drink made with finest quality South African honeys. Alcohol content is 24%.
The Honey Beer is a dark bitter-sweet invigorating brew. The alcohol content is 7%. It is available in 375ml glass bottles.
The Honeybee Kitchen produces the following range of honey sweets and confectionary (Kosher):
South Africa is home to two sub-species of honeybees. Apis mellifera (A.m.) scuttelata, the African bee, also known as "the killer bee," and the world renowned A.m. capensis. The unique quality for which capensis is known is the ability of their unfertilized laying workers to lay fertilized eggs, without having been mated, and thus reproduce a queen bee.
Specialized tours for groups are organized by ourselves and leading travel agents. We cater for beekeepers and bee enthusiasts who wish to follow the "Bee Route" to experience Africa her bees and her wildlife.
The tours are flexible and can include any of the following:
|Different options of franchises are available for South Africa or for overseas markets. Contact us for details: Email firstname.lastname@example.org|
Tel.: + 27 (0) 21 511 4567
Fax: +27 (0) 21 511 9962
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